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Guide to Baby Classes & Playgroups in Singapore

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Looking for a bilingual playgroup, drop-off playgroup or parent-accompanied playgroup near you? Take your bub to one of these organised baby playgroups so your baby can learn and explore while you meet other parents!

Whether you want to spend some quality time with your baby, meet other parents with similar-aged bubs or want to start their education at a young age, checking out a baby playgroup is your best bet. While the newborn phase can definitely feel like a bit of a sleep-deprived blur at times, soon enough you’ll be itching to get out of the house and do something more than just stare at your adorable munchkin on a play mat. From music and movement baby classes (even newborns like listening to songs!) to swimming and messy play, there are heaps of playgroups out there to stimulate babies – not exactly enrichment classes but bubs will develop in leaps and bounds in a nurturing, age-appropriate manner. We’ve included parent- and caretaker-accompanied playgroups, as well as drop-off infant care facilities for working parents to cover the full range of possibilities out there!

Our Fave Baby Classes & Playgroups in Singapore:

Joy Connections: Mandarin playgroups

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Playgroup for: 6 months to 6 years old
Taiwan’s top Mandarin early childhood programme is now in Singapore! Boasting 150 studios in China and 25 studios in Taiwan, this award-winning Mandarin syllabus is now offered in Joy Connections Studio’s Mandarin immersion music classes for kids ages 6 months – 6 years old. Kids will learn the language through music, movement, sensory activities, and creative play, supplemented with high-quality songbooks and recordings available on their mobile app to continue the language exposure at home. Kids can browse through original compositions and videos on various topics such as travel, science and cooking to improve their literacy skills further. Parents are also encouraged to participate in the programmes for better engagement and results. From 4 years old onwards, little ones are offered a specialisation in language streams (primary school preparation, including Hanyu Pinyin) that’ll help them read, write, speak and even sing better in Mandarin!

Joy Connections, Hougang and Sixth Avenue, Tel: (+65) 8768 4332

Mucky Pups: parent-accompanied playgroups

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Playgroup for: 4 months – 4 years old
This weekly 45-minute accompanied playgroup (parents and helpers both welcome!) is a super-fun creative outlet for little ones, with everything from circle time, to singing, dancing, storytime, games, and lots of awesome art projects. These baby playgroups with sensory and messy play are great for exploratory learning with bubbles, songs, and music. We love that the first playgroup is at an affordable trial price and reasonably priced at about $35 per class thereafter (with no long-term commitment; just pay as you go)!

Mucky Pups, multiple locations in Singapore including River Valley, Katong and Holland Village, Tel: (+65) 9006 4216

VOCA Academy playgroups

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Playgroup for: 4 months – 3 years old
Did you know that immersing your child in the world of music from an early age can work wonders for their speech, brain development, and social skills? That’s precisely the goal of VOCA Academy’s music programmes! Their baby and toddler music exploration classes aim to strengthen the bond between parent and child and ignite early language development. Through activities such as interactive songs, instrument play, dance, and storytelling, kiddos learn about music and language in a fun and educational way. What’s more, VOCA Academy incorporates basic sign language to encourage pre-verbal babies to communicate effectively. Each 45-minute baby class invites two adults to join the fun and is priced from $40. Also, if you’re looking for a place to host your child’s birthday party, VOCA Academy offers packages too!

 VOCA Academy, 2 Havelock Road #03-13 Havelock II Singapore 059763, Tel: (+65) 8906 4434 

Beloved Bumps playgroups for babies

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Playgroup for: Newborn to 12 months
Beloved Bumps does some fab postnatal courses that are great for mamas with newborns! The 0-12 Months Playgroup provides a safe space for new mums and dads to meet other parents and babies going through the same thing at the same time. It’s a great way to practice getting out of the house with the baby on your own and know that help is at the other end! Playgroups are led by a midwife, with scales available on hand to weigh babies. Meet other parents and babies and find your own support network!

Beloved Bumps, 46 Kim Yam Road, #03-05, The Herencia, Singapore 239351, Tel: (+65) 8809 8623

Edugrove Enrichment: Mandarin playgroups

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Playgroup for: 7 months to 3 years old
Studies have shown that even little ones as young as one are perfect for language learning, considering that their minds are like sponges at this stage! And if Mandarin is on your radar, then you might want to consider Edugrove Enrichment. Their Mandarin Playgrove programme boasts a unique Chinese Speech and Drama programme for toddlers aimed at nurturing crucial literacy skills. Here, kids will take part in engaging activities designed to heighten their sensitivity to Mandarin’s tones and nuances. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in these sessions, ensuring continuity of learning at home. Beyond language proficiency, these activities also foster motor skills development and emotional and social awareness. This playgroup programme also encourages independent learning, preparing toddlers for preschool education and drop-off!

Edugrove Enrichment, multiple locations in Singapore, including Our Tampines Hub, AMK Hub and SAFRA @ Choa Chu Kang, Tel: (+65) 6612 1784

Little Joy Play: sensory play playgroups

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Playgroup for: 8 months to 3 years old
Little Joy Play’s Sensory Play Programme lets your little ones go on an immersive sensory exploration packed with music, movement, storytelling, and more. This child-led, open-ended programme is crafted by early childhood development experts and includes activities that engage multiple senses, enhancing motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive development. Each month these baby playgroups feature a unique theme designed to stimulate brain development and foster critical thinking skills. Led by experienced educators, lessons use safe, food-grade sensory materials with varying textures, colours, temperatures, and properties. Packages here are flexible, so you’re sure to find one that suits your child best. Additionally, Little Joy Play provides birthday and private playdate packages at your preferred venue, ensuring engaging activities for all occasions, even in the comfort of your home.

Little Joy Play, multiple locations including Upper Bukit Timah Garden, Havelock, Pasir Ris and Potong Pasir, Tel: (+65) 9820 4155

Plain as Play by The Makers’ Club Playgroups

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Playgroup for: 18 months to 4 years old
Plain as Play is a drop-off play studio in Singapore where guided play sessions are facilitated by ECDA-qualified early childhood educators. Their unstructured play sessions are crafted to nurture critical thinking, creative expression, and social interactions in children. In their Makers Playgroup Programme ($480/month), sessions draw inspiration from children’s literature, and kids engage in hands-on activities, including sensory play, to explore various concepts and develop practical life skills. The programme focuses on personalised interaction, ensuring each child receives meaningful attention from educators. Thus, each session has limited slots to maintain its intimate setting. Join the waitlist to secure your child’s spot!

Plain as Play by The Makers’ Club, 199A East Coast Road, Level 2, Singapore 428902, Tel: (+65) 8044 3254

Creative Hearts: music playgroups

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Playgroup for: 4 months and above
Bring the joy of music to your little ones! Creative Hearts runs programmes such as Musical Bubs (4 – 9 months) and Musical Babies (6 – 18 months) that are perfect for parents to bond with their babies while exposing them to music and movement. You and your babies will get to move and groove to interactive songs, jam out with percussion instruments, and take part in creative movement activities! If you’re looking to introduce a second language to your bubs, try the Bilingual Bubs Playgroup (10 – 36 months). The playgroup integrates English and Mandarin into its sensory play, art and craft, and story time activities. Trial lessons start from $18.

Creative Hearts, 2 Pandan Valley and 428 River Valley Singapore, Tel: (+65) 8767 9761

Les Oliviers: Montessori playgroup in Singapore

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Playgroup for: 2 months to 2 years
Les Oliviers’s Montessori, You & Me is an accompanied programme that welcomes babies and their caregivers to discover Montessori philosophy. Run by a Montessori-trained educator, the programme’s main goal is to provide little ones with a safe, beautiful and prepared environment to explore. During playgroup hours, they’ll work with Montessori materials that aid in developing their fine and gross motor skills, concentration and curiosity.

Les Oliviers, 66 Namly Place, Singapore 267211, Tel (+65) 9145 3656

Little Forest: creative baby playgroups

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Playgroup for: 6 months to 3 years old (+ sports programmes for up to 12 years old)
Little Forest offers child-led creative programmes to help your child reach their greatest potential. Choose from a variety of programmes like bilingual playgroups to nurture your child’s love for language or cooking class to become the next Masterchef! Those who love the outdoors can try their hand at outdoor farming and learn how to grow their favourite fruits and veggies. Little Forest also offers sports programmes for kids up to 12 years old so they can meet new friends, get active and enjoy spending time outdoors (and away from the screen!).

Quote LFXSASSYMAMA to enjoy 10% off trial classes or class packs.

 Little Forest396 Joo Chiat Place, #02-03, Singapore 428079

Mosaic Play Academy: parent-accompanied & baby playgroups

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Playgroup for: 6 months to 6 years old
Mosaic Play Academy offers a parent-accompanied playgroup for 6 – 15 months, 16 – 24 months and a drop-off playgroup for kids 2 – 6 years old. Playgroups are centred around the development of the whole child using a multi-sensory approach. Little ones will have fun learning through hands-on, outdoor exploration and play which will foster a love for learning in the process. Children will be engaged in movement, dramatisation, open-ended free play and exercising their imagination.

Mosaic Play Academy, 402 Joo Chiat Place Singapore 428082, Tel: (+65) 8031 2371

Mother & Child: parent-accompanied baby playgroups

Playgroup for: Newborn and above
Practically a must-visit for parents-to-be and new mamas, Mother & Child offers all sorts of prenatal classes, newborn parenting classes, and drop-in well-baby clinics at its Tanglin location. You’ll also find first aid and infant massage classes for parents, helpers, and babies; yoga for pregnant women and new mamas; and postnatal classes for mamas and babies! And we haven’t even mentioned their legendary lactation specialists!

Mother & Child, 163 Tanglin Road #03-11, Singapore 247933, Tel: (+65) 6836 0063

The Music Scientist: music playgroup in Tampines

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Playgroup for: 4 months to 6 years
At The Music Scientist, activities are entertaining and engaging not only for the children but for parents as well! Its fun-filled programme has different age-appropriate creative, thematic activities that change every month, which keeps kiddos excited and coming back for more. The playgroup incorporates Music and Sensory/Science activities and serves as a great bonding opportunity with your little one. Additionally, it helps build their confidence, develop musicality and motor skills, cultivate curiosity and improve their attention span and social skills.

The Music Scientist, 300 Tampines Ave 5, #06-03, Singapore 529653 and 80 Marine Parade Rd, #19-01, Singapore 449269, Tel: (+65) 6909 6350

Special Learners: bilingual playgroup in Clementi

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Playgroup for: 6 months to 3 years old
Looking for a play gym where your little one can meet new friends and grow in confidence? How about a bilingual playgroup where your child can be exposed to both English and Chinese? The holistic programme at Special Learners Gym and Art Preschool, specially curated by a professional occupation therapist, uses purposeful and sensory play to stimulate your child’s brain development and at the same time hone their physical coordination skills. The gym and imaginative play area are fully equipped and lessons are available in English and Chinese. Call for a trial session at $35 for an hour.

Special Learners, Blk 450 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-293 (back entrance, 2nd floor), Tel: (+65) 89273536

Waldorf Early Years: parent & baby playgroups

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Playgroup for: 2 months to 6 years old
Waldorf Early Years offers three programmes and gives kids a home away from home. Every Saturday (10am to 12pm), parents and their 18-month-old toddlers can drop in for the playgroup programme, where teachers will gather everyone for circle songs, rhymes and story time with puppets. Little ones will also have a safe space to learn through exploratory play with open-ended toys and get hands-on with daily activities like cutting fruit, laying the table and cleaning up – all meaningful tasks that will nurture the mind, heart and hands of these toddlers. Older tots can join the Tembusu programme (18 months to 2 years old), where they will learn how to prepare their own snacks and help serve their friends.

Get $20 off enrolment fees by emailing [email protected] to register.

 Waldorf Early Years72 Jalan Senang, Singapore 418371

Aquaducks: swimming playgroup for babies

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Playgroup for: 4 months and above
Introduce your tinies to the water with an AquaDucks parent-accompanied swim lesson. For babies from 6 months of age, their infant programme teaches little ones how to be comfortable in the water through playing games, singing songs and having fun! Light submersion is also practised once your baby is ready. Read more about swim classes for kids here.

Aquaducks, multiple locations in Singapore including Queenstown, Turf City and Newton, Tel: (+65) 8852 5809

BibiNogs: bilingual baby playgroups

Playgroup for: 9 months to 17 months
Specialising in bilingual and Chinese education, BibiNogs’ playground programme caters to young children in particular – with parent-accompanied playgroups starting from just 6 months. With a curriculum inspired by Multiple Intelligences Theory, each class incorporates various “intelligences”, including movement, music, linguistics, math and more.

BibiNogs, #02-05/06 Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene, Singapore 258748 and #02-05 Tides, 217 East Coast Road

Blue House’s Bukit Timah playgroup

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Playgroup for: 18 months – 2.5 years old
With a wide range of parent-accompanied playgroups, classes and drop-in sessions for children, Blue House is hands-down one of our very favourite playgroups for magical, enriching bonding time with your bubs. The absolutely stunning Atelier provides little ones with interactive, sensory-driven experiences, whether through storytelling, songs, musical instruments, or the creative use of materials and textures.

Blue House Nursery, multiple locations in Singapore, including Jalan Mutiara, Rambai Road and Kay Siang Road

Brainy Child Montessori Learning Centre playgroups

Playgroup for: 18 months to 3.5 years old
Brainy Child Montessori Learning Centre adopts the Montessori method and offers two types of playgroups for little ones. The weekday playgroup is a drop-off programme with bilingual or trilingual options that feature Montessori lessons to help your little one gain independence. If you’re looking for a playgroup that allows you to sit in with your child, then check out the 90-minute weekend playgroup, where you and kiddo will use Montessori materials to practice fine and gross motor skills, build concentration and spark curiosity.

Brainy Child Montessori Learning Centre, 150 Orchard Road, Orchard Plaza #05-38/43, Singapore 238841, Tel: (+65) 6733 7669

Centre Stage School of the Arts baby playgroups

Playgroup for: 6 to 3.5 years old
This fun-filled performing arts centre has a bunch of programmes perfect for tiny tots with energy to burn! Baby Stage (6+ months) creative playgroups provide an opportunity for parents and caretakers to interact and learn with their youngsters in a stimulating environment, while their super popular Play Stage programme (1.5 – 3.5-year-olds) provides an imaginative space for parents and toddlers to learn through drama, art and craft, music and movement, singing and wordplay. There are even ballet and tap classes for kids (from 2 years of age).

CentreStage School of the Arts, Block 15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694 and 50000G Marine Parade Raod, #01-32, Singapore 449290, Tel: (+65) 6732 7211

The Early Brain Academy: playgroups in Marymount

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Playgroup for: Newborn to 3 years
The Blooming Joy class at The Early Brain Academy (for expectant parents through 3 months of age) is all about providing sensory stimulation and also shows parents how to create a home environment that enhances and enriches bub’s brain development to foster physical and intellectual growth.

The Early Brain Academy, 37 Jalan Pemimpin, MAPEX #03-08, Singapore 577177

Julia Gabriel PlayNest: drama & music playgroups

Playgroup for: 6 to 3 years old
The Julia Gabriel playgroup is where little ones can first discover the joy of learning in a safe environment and develop social skills through meaningful interactions with caretakers, teachers and even puppets! With a specially-created Story Time and Music Time series, babies can stimulate their imagination and sense of wonder, while they build sensory abilities through arts and crafts and other hands-on discovery activities.

Julia Gabriel, multiple locations in Singapore, including Forum Mall, Tampines Mall and Greenwich V

Juzmusic Academy: music playgroups in the East Coast

Playgroup for: Newborns and above 
With an East Coast location, the brilliant Early Childhood playgroups at this popular music school employ a multi-sensory approach that involves singing, playing, moving, listening and watching. At such an early age, it’s all about giving babies and toddlers the confidence to experiment, improvise and create their own music. Suitable for babies as young as newborns, the Junior Discovery programme is based on the Suzuki ECE and Suzuki Method, utilising everything from nursery rhymes to singing and percussion playing (might take your bub a few months to get a handle on that part of things!).

Juzmusic Academy, 1 Marine Parade Central, #09-04, Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408, Tel: (+65) 6344 4420

Kindermusik: music playgroups

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Playgroup for: Newborn to 7 years old
The welcoming environment at the Kindermusik Village is perfect for new babies. Parent-accompanied playgroup classes start from birth and instil a love of music in little ones. Classes are hands-on and designed to promote bonding with your babe — expect creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration in each class. Toddlers from 18 months of age can join one of their Our Time classes and learn music through song, sound imitation, rhyming and creative dancing.

Kindermusik, multiple locations in Singapore, including Rochester Mall, Katong i12 Mall and United Square, Tel: (+65) 6684 8064 

The Little Gym playgroups

Playgroup for: 4 months to 12 years old
The Little Gym has got you covered with learning activities for energetic babies! Their parent-accompanied developmental gymnastics class for babies from 4 months of age promotes movement and motor development with plenty of songs, ball play and group games – it’s all about having fun while learning here!

The Little Gym, 583 Orchard Road, #B1-24, Singapore 238884 and 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-163/164, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 6238 6331

Little Paddington Preschool and Infant Care playgroups

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Playgroup for: 3 to 6 years old
Perfect for working mamas, this highly specialised bilingual programme for infants at Little Paddington’s two beautiful Infant Care facilities has a low staff-child ratio to ensure plenty of individual attention. Along the way, educators encourage language and sensorial development, and babies get plenty of play at both the beautiful indoor gym and the lovely outdoor playground. And did we mention the petting zoo, water play and dedicated picnic spots?

Little Paddington, multiple locations in Singapore including Bartley, Turf Club and Kovan

Marsden Swim School: swimming playgroups

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Playgroup for: 4 months and above
Marsden is highly sought-after by parents because the AUSTSWIM instructors do a great job motivating the kids at all levels — baby classes are small and the teachers are first-rate! The playgroups are all about getting little ones comfortable in the water through songs, games, and gentle splashing. Read more about swim classes for kids here.

Marsden Swim School, multiple locations in Singapore, including Jalan Jurong Kechil, German European School Singapore and Delta Swimming Complex, Tel: (+65) 6015 0637

My Gym: music & movement playgroups

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Playgroup for: 7 months and 8 years old
In these parent-accompanied classes, mamas and papas (and helpers) gently introduce babies to music and movement through exercises, songs, dances, infant-safe rides and even unique swings. This unique playgroup for the littlest MyGym students even includes a parent discussion with tips on babies’ physical development. Bonus points for super-enthusiastic teachers whom kiddos seem to universally adore.

My Gym, multiple locations in Singapore including Tampines, Great World and Jurong East 

Open Doors Montessori: baby playgroups

Playgroup for: 3 months – 3 years old
The baby playgroups at Open Doors Montessori are led by experienced and qualified Montessori teachers who are passionate about guiding babies in their development and sharing their knowledge with parents. Thanks to all of the Montessori activities that you will learn in the weekly playgroup sessions, you will be equipped with creative ideas to help continue your little one’s learning and development at home. From encouraging bub’s movement and communication to learning self-help skills, little ones who join this playgroup will have fun engaging in catchy songs and games.

Open Doors MontessoriMontessori Children’s House, 886 Old Holland Road, Tel: (+65) 8899 8341

Our Music Studio: music playgroups

Playgroup for: Newborn to 6 years
Musical Babes (0 – 1.5 years) and Rhythmic Tots (18 months – 3 years) classes for mini musicians teach small ones about music through vocal play, creative movement and instrument exploration. Classes have plenty of time for dancing, singing and giggling and are a lovely way for mama and bubba to spend some quality time together learning about music.

Our Music Studio, 163 Tanglin Road, #03-11B Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933, Tel: (+65) 6467 1789

Sunflower Baby House & Preschool: baby playgroups

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Playgroup for: 2 months – 3 years old
Geared toward providing a safe, loving, stimulating, and emotionally nurturing environment for babies from 2 months onwards, Sunflower Baby House infant care allows littles to explore and discover with daily activities like both indoor and outdoor play, creative arts, sand and water play, music & movement, and rhymes and songs.

Sunflower Baby House & Preschool, 600 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, #02-03 600@Toa Payoh, Singapore 319515, Tel: (+65) 6022 1877

SWISH Swimming: baby playgroups

Playgroup for: 4 months and above
SWISH offers babies and children a temperature-controlled, salt-chlorinated environment that is gentler on hair, skin and eyes. Parents and caregivers accompany little ones in the water through games, songs, and gentle activities that get bubs comfortable with the water and basics like putting their face underwater. Ultimately, babies are able to explore the water and extend their abilities en route to becoming competent, safety-conscious little swimmers!

SWISH Swimming, 72 Loewen Road #01-08, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 248848, (+65) 9832 2522

Integrated International School Tea & Tots: playgroups 

Playgroup for: 8 to 18 months
Tea & Tots really takes baby playgroups to the next level with 75-minute sessions that are more structured than a typical play date at home. Circle time, magical stories, sensorial play, music & movement, and arts & crafts are all thoughtfully built into the adult-accompanied playgroup. Time will fly by as your wee ones get to safely exercise all their senses, including squishing little hands into sensory materials like paint, sand, clay and fabric, as well as looking at shimmering images, sorting through colourful shapes and listening to soothing music in the one-of-a-kind Ocean Snoezelen Room – a unique sensory room in Singapore. So that’s the tots sorted; as for the tea, caretakers are welcome to mingle and get play tips from teachers over energizing tea and biscuits!
Integrated International School, 41 Sunset Way, #01-01 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071

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